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How do norethindrone and etonogestrel compare in terms of side effects, health risks, and patient satisfaction?

How do norethindrone and etonogestrel compare in terms of side effects, health risks, and patient satisfaction?

Variations of Prog: These are just two different kinds of Progesterone and should be virtually indistinguishable from a patient perspective ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Etonogestrel (Definition)

Etonogestrel is a hormonal contraceptive that is used in ...Read more


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How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

Some answers: Androgenic activity wise from high to low: levonorgestrel, norethindrone, etonogestrel. Overall the health/safety risks are very similar. There is some small suggestion that 3rd generation progestins, like etonogestrel, have increased risk of thromboembolic disease like DVTs. Otherwise the androgenic effects are related to oily skin, acne, weight gain, glucose metabolism issues. ...Read more

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Can males use Nexplanon (Implanon)? Is it true that Etonogestrel is a male contraceptive? How do I get the doc to prescribe it for males?

Can males use Nexplanon (Implanon)? Is it true that Etonogestrel is a male contraceptive? How do I get the doc to prescribe it for males?

No: Implanon is meant for female. Instead of taking a pill, you may be better off wearing a condom which would also reduce the risk for getting STD as well. ...Read more

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I can't take estrogen due to suspected migraines. Which progestin is safest for me, norethindrone, levonorgestrel, or etonogestrel?

I can't take estrogen due to suspected migraines. Which progestin is safest for me, norethindrone, levonorgestrel, or etonogestrel?

Not enough: Information. This is something you need to discuss with your doctor, including whether there is an indication to begin progesterone. ...Read more

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I just got NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant) 68mg 4my b.c my arm hurts &is sore were my Obgyn put it in is that norm? How long tll Ican take off bandaid

I just got NEXPLANON (etonogestrel implant) 68mg 4my b.c my arm hurts &is sore were my Obgyn put it in is that norm? How long tll Ican take off bandaid

Yes. Normal.: When the Nexplanon is inserted, there is bruising which hurts and the trauma from the capsule which hurts like getting a big needle put in your arm. Remember your last tetanus or penicillin shot? You can take the out bandage off the next day, but if there are cloth tapes, leave that on until they fall off by themselves which may take a week. ...Read more

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Developed a lump in my breast 2 months after getting nexplanon (etonogestrel implant for bc) is it breast cancer?

Developed a lump in my breast 2 months after getting nexplanon (etonogestrel implant for bc) is it breast cancer?

Cyclle related: Observe if the lump is persistent throughout your cycle and if it does, an adenoma or cyst would be my working diagnosis but if you have family history of breast cancer, I suggest you see your doctor for baseline exam. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication is equivalent to covance d?

What medication is equivalent to covance d?

Yes: Covance d is a combination of losartan and hydrochlorthiazide- a diuretic). There are a number of such combinations for the treatment of hypertension. If this is a question of your co-pay, ask your physician about generic alternatives. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more